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I cant decide which board i want to get, my current rig will being going onto the new board. I plan on overclocking my q6600 to around 3.4 and running both my cards in sli along with my 8600 for physics. Question is which board is best for the price. Ive noticed a lot of doa EVGA's so im leaning towards XFX at the moment and im not really happy with my current asus. Thanks for the replies

xfx-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141005

evga-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188024

the rest-http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280%201071724 51%201071733949&name=NVIDIA%20nForce%20780i%20SLI
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750i = great overclocking, dual SLI only (Best bang for buck if you only have 2 cards)

780i = yes if you are NOT overclocking but want tri-SLI.

790i = yes, I overclock like there is no tomorrow
Edited by rpm666 - 12/15/08 at 4:24pm
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i cant afford the 790i, $300 is asking a little much.
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i would go for the 780i ftw if you plan to go tri sli. i am very satisfied with my 750i ftw, i had no intention of going tri sli... and the 790i is just stupid expensive.
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I actually have 3 7** series boards, the MSI P7N, EVGA 780i and the 750i FTW. My favorite of the 3 is the 780i, its a great board and its pushed my Q6700 to 3.4GHz, they 750i FTW has an E8400 @ 4GHz and the P7N is my folding motherboard, its quite expensive ($300 on tigerdirect.com) its quite a bit for a mobo but i got it from a trade and it has the 4 PCI-E slots. Any of them is a great pick but please stay with EVGA, 'tis win. Hope this helps your decision making!! *JaKe*
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OMG a EVGA 790i FTW now costs $486.46!!! Luckily I got the 750i FTW for $259.39
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I have the XFX 780i and I overclocked my Q6600 to 3.2GHz stable. I could probably manage 3.4GHz but don't see the need right now. Also my Q6600 has the worst VID of 1.352. So if your VID is better, you could probably overclock to 3.6GHz with ease on this MOBO!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
OMG a EVGA 790i FTW now costs $486.46!!! Luckily I got the 750i FTW for $259.39
WOT? ID check those prices again..

790i FTW

790i FTW W/ Digital PWN

750i FTW

DUDE you are way off in prices.. *JaKe*
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Originally Posted by dcshoejake View Post
WOT? ID check those prices again..

790i FTW

790i FTW W/ Digital PWN

750i FTW

DUDE you are way off in prices.. *JaKe*
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My apologies *JaKe*
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